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C O L O R A D O PA R K S & W I L D L I F E Park Hours Roxborough State Park A Park for All Seasons ENJOY YOUR STATE PARKS Park hours change with the seasons and are posted in the park and on our Web site. Welcome to Roxborough – Where Plains and Mountains Meet Roxborough State Park is a Colorado Natural Area and a National Natural Landmark. The park was established to protect the area’s unparalleled scenery and resource values while providing opportunities for hiking and learning about Colorado’s natural heritage. Roxborough’s spectacular geologic setting supports a unique mixture of prairie and mountain species. It is a place of beauty, ecological diversity, and serenity. Roxborough is open year round. Contact the park for the latest trail conditions. Snow shoeing and crosscountry skiing are permitted on park trails. Roxborough State Park is a special place and has regulations designed to preserve its significant natural values and offer visitors a unique and safe experience. Stewardship Opportunities Volunteers assist in leading programs, trail maintenance, and natural resource projects. We would love your help! © WAYNE LEWIS All visitors are required to display a valid Colorado State Parks Pass on their vehicle windshield. Revenue from park pass sales is critical to the operation of the park. Passes are available at the park entrance station, the Visitor Center, or at the self-service station. Mary Bonnell Park Passes • Pets are not permitted in the park. • Visitors must remain on designated trails. • Trails are closed to pets, horses and bicycles. • Rock climbing is prohibited. • The park is open to day use only. ©KEN PAPALEO • No open flames Other regulations apply. Additional information is available at the Visitor Center or from park staff. Funded in part by Great Outdoors Colorado through Colorado Lottery proceeds. CPW_HPRX_3/17 © BILL BEVINGTON © © TERRELL CAMPBELL 4751 East Roxborough Drive Roxborough, CO 80125 • (303) 973-3959 E-mail: © KEN PAPALEO Roxborough State Park Designed to minimize impact on natural resources, Roxborough State Park’s facilities are limited to the visitor center and the trail system. The park does not provide picnic facilities. Water and restroom facilities are available at the visitor center. Colorado State Parks offer recreational opportunities as diverse as Colorado’s landscape. Park staff can help you find the perfect Colorado State Park for the way you want to enjoy the outdoors. 4.20 8 0.49 1 1.75 1.28 1.16 0.07 0.42 0.38 0.08 0.88 0.42 7 0.20 Visitor’s Center (6,200 ft) South Rim Willow Creek 6 7 Roxborough offers hikes ranging from the gentle Willow Creek Trail to the moderately strenuous Carpenter Peak Trail, which gains 1,000 feet in elevation. Our trails connect to the Douglas County Open Space trail system, the Colorado Trail, Waterton Canyon and Indian Creek for increased hiking opportunities. Roxborough is managed to protect your natural experience. Weekdays, evenings, and early mornings offer incredible opportunities for solitude and wildlife watching. You’ll forget you’re in the Denver metro area. Avoid the Crowds 0.18 20 65 Sharptail Trail 0 0.2 0.4 Miles Stop in for a friendly orientation to the park, exhibits, books, and a wide variety of educational programs. Visitor Center Roxborough offers many public programs. Pick up your copy of the Roxborough Rambles–our schedule of activities–or check the Colorado State Parks Web site. Guided hikes and programs for groups may be arranged by contacting the park. Nature Study Contour Interval 80 feet 0.2 Swallowtail Trail Easy Moderate Moderate Easy Moderate Moderate Strenuous Strenuous Douglas County Open Space / Sharptail Ridge 1.4 miles 3.0 miles 1.7 miles 0.21 miles 2.2 miles 1.36 miles 8.0 miles 6.2 miles Douglas County Open Space / Nelson Ranch Lyons Overlook 5 60 63 Fountain Valley Overlook 4 Hiking 1.12 0.73 6 Fountain Valley 3 60 40 Elk Valley 2 Carpenter Peak/Powerline /Elk Valley Loop Carpenter Peak 1 8 2 1 Roxborough is an island for wildlife in an area that is rapidly developing and is home to many wildlife species including black bear, mountain lion, bobcat, mule deer, and golden eagle. Please respect the animals’ need for space while you enjoy watching them. Park staff can provide you with information on viewing wildlife safely and ethically. Wildlife Watching 0.68 2 0.11 0.26 5 0.09 0.16 4 0.34 3 USFS Trails Trails Roads Park Boundary Douglas County Open Space Trails DC5–Closed to Motor Vehicles LEGEND Round Trip Trail Distance/Difficulty Scenic Overlook Persse Place Parking The incredible scenery and variety of wildlife make Roxborough a great place to indulge your shutterbug instincts! Remember that you must remain on park trails, even when taking photographs. By rising to this challenge, you will help ensure that Roxborough is worth photographing in the future. Photography Trail Map Showing Distances Between Intersections PIKE NATIONAL FOREST 1.25 0.11 0.90 0.44 Entrance Road Entrance Station Visitor Center Roxborough State Park Carpenter Peak (7,160 ft) Powerline Trail USFS 800 To Indian Creek PIKE NATIONAL FOREST 7.00 To Waterton Canyon 6920

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